David Shepherd Original
Sketch of Winter of 43 – Somewhere in England
Painted in 1978
Canvas Only: 86cm x 51cms
David could not part with the finished original of this painting since it meant a great deal to him. David made many friends over this time and continued to be indebted to the RAF which in essence helped to launch his artistic career and his determination to help save endangered wildlife.
This working canvas along with 850 limited prints from the finished original raised a large amount of money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Just over 175 prints were counter signed by Dr Barnes Wallace ( inventor of the bouncing bomb) and Marshal of the Royal Airforce, Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, Commander in Chief Bomber Command, 1942 – 1945.
The current owner of this “working canvas” is an ex BOAC pilot who spent some time in Kenya and came across some of David’s early paintings. John now wishes to help raise funds for the Foundation by selling this painting. There is more to tell!.